How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Hypertension- Adults- Oral: Initial: 40 mg once daily. Max: 80 mg/day.
Cardio Vascular risk reduction- Adults- Oral: 80 mg once per day.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
♦Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity. It should not be co-administered with aliskiren in patients with diabetes.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), prescribed for hypertension. It works by relaxing blood vessels.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Patients may develop with severe allergic reactions; if it so consult with your doctor.
It may cause diarrhea, dehydration, excessive sweating or vomiting which leads to low blood pressure.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).